The name Redarc is
synonymous within the camping and recreational vehicle market for the
high quality electronic products they manufacture such as battery
isolators, battery chargers, invertors, electric brake controllers and
turbo timers. However, they also manufacture a large range of electronic
products for the automotive, communications, mining and industrial
electronics markets, both here and overseas. Redarc export to France, as
well as the Canadian Police.
The recent state
of the art, architecturally designed $5 million upgrade of their
premises at Lonsdale in South Australia, sees Redarc step into the
twenty-first century as an industry leader. The 3600 square metre
building has the capability to easily expand to keep pace with market
Redarc has been
manufacturing electronic products for thirty-five years and now has
eighty fulltime employees. All staff keep up with changing technology
attending ongoing training, including the managing director Anthony
start life with the circuit boards being manufactured by an automated
process within an atmospherically controlled room. Quality components
are sourced worldwide.
From there the
circuit boards go to the technicianís workspace for assembly with other
components as part of the manufacturing processes. This area features an
electro-static discharged floor as well as temperature control to
maintain a high quality environment, not only for the product, but also
for the technicians to work in.
committed to achieving 100% customer satisfaction through zero defects.
All products receive numerous testing during their manufacture, not
randomly at the end of production. Such is the high standard of quality
control that only one technician is required for warranty repair.
development is a key factor in keeping up with market demands, such as
the recent trend in DC-DC charging of remotely located camper trailer
and caravan batteries. This advancement in battery charging is proving
popular, especially with the added feature of solar input using MPPT or
Maximum Power Point Tracking.
is on hand at any time. Redarc has an online and phone-in technical help
centre including those who like to install the products themselves.
Expert help is just a phone call away.
is a major source of product information. As well as providing
installation sheets on each product, there is a handy hits page with how
to articles, tech tips, wiring guides, facts and on-line calculators.
Thanks to Melanie Sorensen and
Michael Hammer for the Redarc facility tour.
technicians at work
imbedded in silicon
room near completion
lunchroom mural - photo thanks to Simon Gedge